Partial Solar Eclipse 2017
On August 21 from 11:57 a.m. to 2:57 p.m., you can see a partial solar eclipse here in southeast Louisiana. If you are willing to drive a few hours north, you can spot a total solar eclipse.
You can also visit the planetarium on August 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for special eclipse viewings and presentations every hour. Your Planetarium Supervisor will have a solar viewing telescope and Sunspotter ready to safely view the eclipse. In case of cloudy skies, the planetarium will stream live video of the total solar eclipse on the dome.
Learn more about the eclipse during our Evening Showings of Summer Stargazing. Families with young children can explore the Planets of the Solar System during our Children’s Matinee. Saturday afternoons, Two Small Pieces of Glass teaches all ages about telescopes during our Saturday Matinee.
Our planetarium has forty-two, theater-style seats for a comfortable viewing experience. Its digital, star projector creates an immersive portal on our universe. With it, we will show you, your family or your students more than just the stars. We will travel to the planets, back in time and beneath the ocean's surface.
Located just 20 miles west of New Orleans, Louisiana on US 90, the Planetarium is attached to the West Regional branch of the
St. Charles Parish Library at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling.
We proudly offer FREE public shows every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
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Tuesdays and Thursdays
at 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m.
All public shows are free,
but seating is limited.
So, come early!
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public show offerings.
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